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      06-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #155
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They set my chamber to -1.9

is that too aggressive? I want longer tire life, should I get it adjusted to -1.5?
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      06-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #156
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They set my chamber to -1.9

is that too aggressive? I want longer tire life, should I get it adjusted to -1.5?
For strictly street use? Yes, you're better off at -1.5 front camber if wear is a priority for you.
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      06-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #157
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They set my chamber to -1.9

is that too aggressive? I want longer tire life, should I get it adjusted to -1.5?
Really depends on the toe.
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hey guys im planning on heading up to altech for my alignment,this is my first time playing with camber and stuff on a lowered car. anything i should worry about or look for?
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hey guys im planning on heading up to altech for my alignment,this is my first time playing with camber and stuff on a lowered car. anything i should worry about or look for?
Yeah. Do not let anyone there do your alignment other then PAT. Went there for an alignment waited 2.5 hours, drove home and noticed the steering wheel was off centered. The following week I went back and waited 2 hours again. I asked for Pat but he was off that day so they had the same guy work on the steering wheel. Yet again, the steering wheel was not centered. What a waste of my time.

I had Pat do my alignment last year and everything was PERFECT.

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      09-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #160
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Another great prop for Pat at Altech!

Took my car in last minute as I had a tire blow out after hitting a major pothole. He set everything perfect again.....
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      09-17-2013, 11:28 PM   #161
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Another great prop for Pat at Altech!

Took my car in last minute as I had a tire blow out after hitting a major pothole. He set everything perfect again.....
hopefully this wasnt today,because i called and he told me the machine was down....he just lost a customer if thats the case...
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hopefully this wasnt today,because i called and he told me the machine was down....he just lost a customer if thats the case...
He has two machines. They are both down? Well, shit happens at times I guess. If my mechanic told me his hoist was down I wouldn't find another mechanic. Just gotta roll with it sometimes. Especially when you find a good shop. Hopefully he is back up and running quickly man.

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      09-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #163
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He has two machines. They are both down? Well, shit happens at times I guess. If my mechanic told me his hoist was down I wouldn't find another mechanic. Just gotta roll with it sometimes. Especially when you find a good shop. Hopefully he is back up and running quickly man.

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well hes not my mechanic,just someone who does alignments so i could easily go to other shops that come recommended.
that is why i asked if you went by yesterday,lying to customers sure isn't a smart business approach,especially since i told him i got his number from the forum. he didnt even tell me they had two machines,just said sorry cant do it machines down....koool
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      09-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #164
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well hes not my mechanic,just someone who does alignments so i could easily go to other shops that come recommended.
that is why i asked if you went by yesterday,lying to customers sure isn't a smart business approach,especially since i told him i got his number from the forum. he didnt even tell me they had two machines,just said sorry cant do it machines down....koool
Al tech does have two machines. However, pat only likes to use the new machine for the higher end cars. I called him on September 13 to see if he can do my alignment and he did inform me that the machine he uses for our car is down.
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      09-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #165
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Al tech does have two machines. However, pat only likes to use the new machine for the higher end cars. I called him on September 13 to see if he can do my alignment and he did inform me that the machine he uses for our car is down.
kool thanks for the info,glad it got sorted.
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Just finished with my wheel alignment on my M3 at Alltech all in spec - I would 100% recommend these guys are polite, efficient and know there stuff.

Spoke to Pat.

Thank you to whom ever started this post and recommended Pat
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      09-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #167
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Just finished with my wheel alignment on my M3 at Alltech all in spec - I would 100% recommend these guys are polite, efficient and know there stuff.

Spoke to Pat.

Thank you to whom ever started this post and recommended Pat
So their primary machine is back and running? or they used their older machine?
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      09-25-2013, 08:24 PM   #168
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So their primary machine is back and running? or they used their older machine?
Yes, their primary machine is working just fine. Had my alignment done today, Pat was great as always.
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      10-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #169
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Got my alignment done by pat. Took 20mins after I waited 30 mins because they were running behind. Seem like everyone there was doing an alignment.

Anyways, the alignment was perfect. Pat explained everything to me and provided me with a printed handout
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      10-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #170
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Great place!!!! Did mines yesterday, quality workmanship and an unbeatable price, won't find better in toronto. My cars feels like a whole new car!! Highly recommended! Get pat to do your alignment, he's the master at it!
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      10-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #171
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Is it still $60?
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      10-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #172
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yes, I had mine done few weeks ago, just mention e90post and they will owner the deal.
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      10-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #173
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great

I got my 2nd alignment after a pothole

this place is amazing!!
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I had an alignment done at Altech. They were very nice and polite and got me in and out efficiently. And then I burned my rear P-Zeroes off the car about 15,000 thousand kilometres before their life should have been up. I had the alignment checked again and the rear camber was completely wrong. It was identical on both sides and the tires were f-cked the exact same on both sides. Altech plain and simply screwed the job up.

I successfully use an Indy shop for most of my maintenance (RMP). From now on where alignment is concerned I will pony up the extra money and only do it at the BMW dealership. There is a lot of interpretation available to the techs who perform alignments at an indy shop, and I'm no longer willing to put my tires and driveline components in harms way to save $80 or so. This is one maintenance item I will go to the dealership for.
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I had an alignment done at Altech. They were very nice and polite and got me in and out efficiently. And then I burned my rear P-Zeroes off the car about 15,000 thousand kilometres before their life should have been up. I had the alignment checked again and the rear camber was completely wrong. It was identical on both sides and the tires were f-cked the exact same on both sides. Altech plain and simply screwed the job up.

I successfully use an Indy shop for most of my maintenance (RMP). From now on where alignment is concerned I will pony up the extra money and only do it at the BMW dealership. There is a lot of interpretation available to the techs who perform alignments at an indy shop, and I'm no longer willing to put my tires and driveline components in harms way to save $80 or so. This is one maintenance item I will go to the dealership for.
Stock wheels? Or different spec rims?
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I had an alignment done at Altech. They were very nice and polite and got me in and out efficiently. And then I burned my rear P-Zeroes off the car about 15,000 thousand kilometres before their life should have been up. I had the alignment checked again and the rear camber was completely wrong. It was identical on both sides and the tires were f-cked the exact same on both sides. Altech plain and simply screwed the job up.

I successfully use an Indy shop for most of my maintenance (RMP). From now on where alignment is concerned I will pony up the extra money and only do it at the BMW dealership. There is a lot of interpretation available to the techs who perform alignments at an indy shop, and I'm no longer willing to put my tires and driveline components in harms way to save $80 or so. This is one maintenance item I will go to the dealership for.
Did you ask them for a stock alignment? The stock alignment isn't the best for wear.
If you don't want tire wear, ask them for 0 toe front and rear.

Also, have you lowered your car?
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